Indian fans will now be able to watch matches of FIFA World Cup 2018 live on their computers, smartphones or other devices. It is now official that SonyLiv will be providing free live streaming on its official website. If you don’t have the cable connecting or did not subscribe to Sony channels, you can watch the World Cup games on the internet by using your gadgets.
Russia is all set to host the 21st edition of FIFA World Cup. All preparations have been done and the stage is ready to begin the biggest competition. Just like previous editions, this edition will be also watched on the official websites of the broadcasting rights holders. The FWC 2018 will be played from 14 June to 15 July 2018 across 12 stadiums in 11 cities.
How to watch FWC 2018 live stream in India?
Watch here: SonyLiv
Football from India needs to click on the above link. It’ll take you to the official website of Sonyliv where the live streamings of Football World Cup matches are available. This network also provided the live stream of the last edition held in Brazil four years ago.
SonyLIV is a video on demand service which is owned by Sony Pictures Networks commonly known as SPN. The network holds the broadcasting rights of FIFA World Cup 2018 matches in high definition for India and its sub-continent which includes [Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka]. Sony Liv also serves its services to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Singapore also.
The official website of SonyLiv also provides you highlights of previous matches, latest updates of the tournament, stats, records and news. A dedicated section of Football World Cup 2018 has been created on the website for easy navigators for the users.
Live Streaming On Mobile or Smartphones
Don’t miss any match wherever you are. Stream the World Cup matches on your phones just by downloading the application and watch your favourite games on the way. Mobile internet users can download and install the official application of SonyLIV from Playstore or Apple store for their Android and iOS smartphones respectively.
For Android Phone Users
Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. has updated their SonyLIV app on the Play store for the Android users. Catch all the matches of this competition in one place on the exclusive application of SonyLIV with an ease. Its size varies with the type of Android phone you are using. This application is compatible with Android 4.1 or above. The app has recorded more than 10million installs on Android smartphones. With an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5 [as on 31 May 2018], you can trust this application.
There is an option of subscription for the premium content. With a subscription, you’ll get content like Ad-Free TV Shows, Live TV Channels, etc. Having a subscription plan also lets you download and watch videos offline. Subscription is available in Monthly [₹99], quarterly [₹149], and yearly [₹499].
For iOS Phone Users
Click on the above link and download the SonyLiv app for your Apple smartphone for free. It is quite large in size as compared to that of Android application. A 131.3 MB of application requires iOS 9.0 or above and compatible with your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and iPod touch. It is mentioned on the Application page that you must be at least 17 years old to download this application for the iOS device. With this app, one can check latest updates of upcoming matches, stats and records, news, etc.
Live Telecast On Television
Alternatively, you can subscribe to TV channel Sony Ten 2 or Sony Ten 3 where the live telecast of every match will be available. Matches on Sony Ten 2 will be available in English commentary, while Hindi commentary will be available on Sony Ten 3. Broadcast in high definition is also available on the HD versions of these two channels.
So this is how you can watch FIFA World Cup 2018 matches online live stream in India and its sub-continent. Hope this information helped in finding what you were looking for. Share this info with other Indian fans so that they can also watch matches online.